Advice Column: Parking Fine

Thursday 29th November 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on parking fines.  I overstayed in a car park by just a few minutes and have been fined. I think that this is really unfair. Is it worth appealing the fine?  It’s worth appealing if you were only …

Advice Column: National Minimum Wage

Thursday 22nd November 2018  As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on the minimum wage.  I am confused about the National Minimum Wage, and how this differs from the National Living Wage? How do I check what I am entitled to?  Most people who work are entitled to get …

Advice Column: Cost of Christmas

Thursday 15th November 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on meeting the costs of Christmas.  I’m dreading Christmas this year because we are really struggling to pay the bills and there’s no cash to spare for cards, presents and so on. What can I do?  Follow …

Advice Column: Council Tax Arrears

Thursday 8th November 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on support for council tax.  I am struggling to pay my Council Tax bill this year as my hours at work have been reduced. What help is available?  If you are having problems paying your council tax it’s important …

Advice Column: Holiday Problems

Thursday 1st November 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on compensation for flight delays.  In the Summer we had a week-long holiday to Greece. My outbound flight was cancelled with an hour’s notice, but I got the replacement flight provided by the airline. Can I claim compensation?  If …

Citizens Advice Exeter responds to the budget

Tuesday 30th October 2018 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, has responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget announcement yesterday. Responding to the government’s announcement of a boost in funding for Universal Credit in this year’s Budget, Steve Barriball, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Exeter, said: “Yesterday’s announcement suggests the government rightly acknowledges Universal Credit has serious problems …

Advice Column: Loan Sharks

Thursday 25th October 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on the dangers of borrowing from Loan Sharks.  My friend told me about someone she knew that could help me out with a loan. Although I’ve been making regular repayments, my loan just seems to be increasing and I …

Advice Column: Carers and Debt

Thursday 18th October 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on dealing with money problems.  I recently become a carer for my partner who I live with and can no longer work. We’ve started falling behind on our bills and I’m worried our debts are only going to get …

Advice Columns: Nuisance Neighbors

Thursday 11th October 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on nuisance neighbours.  I live in a rented property and a family has moved in to the house next door and is being a nuisance, yelling late at night over a loud television and leaving bin bags strewn over …

Advice Column: Problems at Work

Thursday 4th October 2018 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on problems at work.  I am worried that my employer is withholding my employment rights from me. What should I be looking out for? Asking people to go self-employed to keep their jobs, telling agency staff they don’t get …